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  • The BRIT School
    60 The Crescent
    CR0 2HN
  • Head: Mr Stuart Worden
  • T 020 8665 5242
  • F 020 8665 8676
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 14 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Croydon
  • Pupils: 1,251 (809 girls; 442 boys); sixth formers: 880
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: September (Sixth Form) and November (Key Stage 4)
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 24th January 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 21st March 2014

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 28th February 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

While inevitable focus on performance can make it seem as if you’re never more than two minutes from a rehearsal, rooms are well-soundproofed to avoid stardust leakage into classes. Education should be accomplished without removing innocence along the way, thinks the principal. ‘Friends assume it’s going to be like Fame, but it’s really down to earth,’ felt sixth former. It’s a busy old day; lights up 7am, not dimmed until 12 hours later. Though ‘no-one will be here all that time,’ says principal, some will operate in…

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Science (Core) at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Speech & Drama at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC L1/L2 First Extended Certificate)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Multimedia at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC L1/L2 First Certificate)

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Performing arts specialist school

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Mr Stuart Worden BA MA GTP (40s). Previously school’s director of theatre, though involvement stretches back, one way or another, almost to its foundation in 1991. Before that, was all over the place (literally, not metaphorically - he’s highly organised) as, like so many of school’s staff, has combined education, education, education with production, production, production. Though past isn’t yet mythologised, may yet happen, given that when whistles through key moments of his career, ‘the years change each time,’ says affable minder.

First act of our (possibly world exclusive) version opens in Chichester, where the ‘first and only’ theatrical type in his family (brother, also in education, got there by more conventional means), he was taken on regular trips to the theatre - ‘virtually at the end of...

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